Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) teams up with Acronis

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), renowned worldwide for its Mono high-performance, single-seater supercar, has announced that it will use Acronis Backup Cloud and Acronis Files Cloud to safeguard its data going forward.

The Liverpool-based company, which has dealership agreements in more than 10 locations around the globe, is recognised as one of the most exciting supercar brands in the world, having won a whole host of high-profile awards and broken numerous performance records since its inception in 2009.

Acronis are very active in sport and are very active in motorsport,” commented Ian Briggs, BAC Co-Founder and Design Director. “We knew about Acronis already as they obviously partner Williams and Racing Point in F1 and many other teams across motorsport. It’s worked out well.

“We’re actually looking at moving away from physical servers in the building now and just using their Acronis Files Cloud servers, because you’ve always got the worry if there’s a fire, or something happens in the factory. It takes away that worry.”

Ian Briggs, BAC Co-Founder and Design Director with the limited-edition Mono R

BAC has always carried the ethos of delivering the experience of driving as a sport in its purest form – unparalleled anywhere on four wheels. Its phenomenal performance potential on the track coupled with the ability to go on the road made it a unique and incredibly desirable proposition; BAC has delivered over 130 Mono supercars and exported 42 territories worldwide – and counting!

Mono incorporates a 2.5L naturally aspirated Mountune engine giving it power of 305bhp and top speed of 170mph, which coupled with a dry weight of 580kg adds up to a staggering power-to-weight ratio of 580bhp-per-tonne. It’s safe to say there are few road-legal cars that offer give the everyday driver the thrill of a formula vehicle…

Mono incorporates a 2.5L naturally aspirated Mountune engine giving it power of 305bhp and top speed of 170mph

And for 30 extremely lucky customers, there’s the new BAC Mono R, the first production car to incorporate graphene in its body panels. Graphene contributes to weight of 555kg, while the 343bhp engine makes for a staggering power-to-weight ratio of 617bhp-per-tonne.

“We offer something that is totally performance-focused,” explains Ian. “If you imagine F3 cars are doing about the same kind of lap time as a DTM car, which are extremely fast cars, they’re not far off the kind of times we’re doing with a car on road tyres. So a really extreme performance vehicle. So our competition really isn’t other cars. Our customers have got Lamborghinis and Ferraris and Porches already, they have a Range Rover to go away on weekends, the wife may have a convertible Portofino. It may not be a second or third but a 15th car!

“If you want to get up on a Sunday morning with the family and go up into the hills and put bikes on the back, then take the Range Rover. If you want to go with your mates to Brands Hatch and watch the racing and have a chat on the way there, then jump in your McLaren or Ferrari. But if you want to get up and go and meet some other nut cases in a café on top of the Moors and get the thrill of performance driving out of your system, then Mono is the only car that can offer you that, in its purest form, as far as we’re concerned.”

With the second generation of the BAC Mono launched this year and due for delivery in 2022, the company continues to go from strength to strength despite the effect of COVID-19 hitting the automotive industry.

“With Geneva not happening, we’ll never know how many cars we would have sold there,” added Ian.  “We had to pick a number we were confident we could sell, and we knew we had 120 customers of which one in four would jump for a Mono R. So we offered it first to our existing customers and that’s exactly what happened. So when we launched, it was already sold out.”

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